Private Ranch- 120 Acres of Pristine Mountain Views & Forest!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Imagine arriving to your own private mountain vacation home estate thru a long and winding quarter mile driveway which ends at a large log cabin lodge atop a mountain that overlooks the Great Continental Divide.....
120 acres of pure mountain bliss....on site caretaker to guide you on areas of interest. Magnificent 180 degree views of snow capped mountains (The Continental Divide-The Rockies), and another 180 degree views of Mt Thorodin, Bud Rock and a thriving diverse forest. Every view is Picture Perfect!
This is one of the only places left on earth in which you will feel like you are the only humans on the planet and in one of the most serene and nature inspired settings you've ever seen, totally lacking in any sense of development nearby. However, you are in very close proximity to all the things one expects to do in Colorado like:
Hiking or Snowshoeing (on property)
ATVing or 4 wheeling (on property)
White Water Rafting
Mountain Biking (on property and off)
Archery/Skeet Shooting (on property)
Rock Climbing (on property)
Roasting Marshmallows by Campfire (on property)
Viewing Wildlife and Birdwatching (on property)
Gambling at the nearby 38 casinos in Black Hawk
Stroll interesting shops in the town of Nederland or Pearl Street in Boulder
Go to the mining museum or go tour a real Gold Mine!
Skiing (cross country on property)
Down Hill Skiing (Eldora Ski Resort)
and all the great indulgences mountain living has to offer: healthy food, local micro brewed beer and much more!
The master bedroom boasts a whole wing of the home which spans TWO levels with a walk-in closet, king sized wine barrel stave bed with Tempurpedic mattress, in suite master bath with hot tub, 2 flat screen TVs, and a giant wall of windows allowing you to wake up to the most incredible mountain views you've ever seen.
Aside from the master, the 3 other bedrooms are outfitted with plush queen sized beds, two of them with flat screen TVs and their own bathroom and the other has awe inspiring views.
The loft is made up bunk house style with 3 twins and there is an additional twin in an alcove downstairs adjacent to the wet bar for the kids or small adults in your party. The 13th sleeping space is a Pak n' Play for your toddler or infant and can be set up in any of the bedrooms prior to your arrival.
The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, butcher block counter tops that match the theme of a lodge in the wilderness and it's fully equipped with top of the line flat ware, place settings, pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, double sinks, and all the implements to cook a gourmet meal. An additional walk-in pantry houses anything else you may need including barbeque implements, outdoor dishware, spices, cookbooks, etc.
The dining area inside has service for 6 but can squeeze 8. The dining deck outside has service for 6 but can squeeze 8. The picnic table on the flagstone patio seats 12.
There is an office with a printer/scanner/copier and phone with free local and long distance calling. (International calls however will be billed to the credit card you have on file with us) Wifi is also available throughout the home. Just bring the laptop or iPad!
The bottom floor features a wet bar, theater with remote controlled automatic black out shades, dvd library, cd library, Wii Gaming console with games, and surround sound. The remote is a touch screen easy to use system that allows you play music all over the house and even outside as well as the other systems for the entertainment center.
The home also features the 'GREEN EGG'. Anyone who has not smoked fish or barbequed on it does not know what they are missing!
Outside the deck to the right of the master bedroom wing, there is a 6 seat hot tub with comfortable chaise lounges as well as a hammock for tanning in the summer. You'll also find two Air Chairs that you can lightly swing in under the deck that in the shade and out of the weather which are great for sipping wine, hot chocolate or a beer while taking in the sunset amongst a great view of Jaymes Peak. Not to be missed for your lunch gatherings is a large beautiful flagstone patio with our Flinstone picnic table which can seat up to 12 which overlooks the forest and Jaymes Peak.
Enjoy the most unbelievable hiking right outside the door which takes you through a seasonal stream bed, hills, valleys, large rock outcrops, a diverse forest and meadows...it will take you at least a full week to explore the entire property. And if you stay longer, the 120 acre property borders a national forest to enjoy additional hiking and mountain biking in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter.
Keywords: 5 star rustic luxury, private, secluded and exclusive Log Cabin Estate on 120 acre forested mountain ranch. Glamping on Steroids! Expansive and scenic views of the Rocky Mountains, South Beaver Creek, Natural Forest and more. At the center of Black Hawk, gamble the more than 32 casinos in the theme of mining architecture. White water rafting for families and thrill seekers, hunt, hike, rock climb, fly fish, mountain bike, down hill or cross country ski and target practice. Ranch is pet friendly. There are RV Coach hook ups at an additional charge.
- 2 story
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Limited Accessibility:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13
- Massive Mountain View Master
- 1 king
- in suite bath, hot tub, flat screen tv, walk in closet
- Southwest Suite
- 1 queen
- Walk in closet, Flat Screen TV, black out shades
- Fishing Creek Retreat
- 1 queen
- Great views, Flat Screen TV & DVD Player
- Wildlife Retreat
- 1 queen
- Best Guest Bedroom Views from this room!
- The Buckin' Bronco Bunk Room
- 3 twin/ single
- A loft perfect for kids over 5.
- The Squirrel's Nook
- 1 twin/ single
- A Nook off wet bar. Great for a teen.
King size beds (1) Tempurpedic in Master in Wine Barrel Stave frame, Queen size Beds (3) A queen bed are featured in 3 of the guest bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (4) Twin Beds are in the bunk bedroom loft., Child Beds (1) Baby Crib (our Pack n Play) for infants or toddlers can be set up in any one of the bedrooms by request, (1) Stroller also available....morecollapse
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Master's Bathroom
- jetted tub, toilet, shower
- On Suite Southwest Bath
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- Also common bath to kitchen/dining area
- The Bass Room
- combination tub/shower, toilet
Kitchen & Dining
Dishes & Utensils:
Two service sets: 8 indoor/8 outdoor. Tupperware, pots/pans, casserole dishes, serving dishes, serving sets, rice Cooker, Toaster Oven, Over sized Crock Pot, Blender, Turkey Roasting pot & more...morecollapse
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Ceiling fans in upstairs south facing rooms. Since we are at almost 9000 ft altitude, the climate is naturally comfortable (20 degrees F cooler than the high plains), there isn't really a need for AC....morecollapse
depending on booking may not be available for guest's use. Please ask if garage is required as it won't be assumed you'll require it at the time you reserve or it won't be available for use....morecollapse
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
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- Living Room seats 10:
- Linens Provided:
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Picnic table, 3 fire pits, 120 acres of hiking trails, rock climbing areas, gun range, skeet shooting, sun decks, fenced in acre for kids/dogs, borders national forest, within 2 miles of world class fishing club, wildlife/bird watching, cross country skiing, 15 miles from Gambling, shopping, several restaurants, 15 miles from Spa ,45 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, 20 minutes from white water rafting, 15 minutes from El Dora Ski Resort, 40 minutes from Denver, 35 minutes from Red Rocks Amphitheater, and 35 minutes from Boulder...morecollapse
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Pool & Spa
Deck / Patio:
(3) Decks, on 2 levels and extremely large. The Patio is larger than most patios and has terraced planters and lighting down to the fire pit. The deck has gates to keep children and dogs within the limits of a fenced in acre behind the house....morecollapse
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Mountain Climbing
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Ski Privileges Optional
ATVing is available at additional charge. There's a Gun Range available for your use, but you must observe shooting times. Skeet Shooting is available at an additional charge if you require pigeons. Archery is available. There are charges associated if you lose arrows. Catering is available at an additional charge in summer months. Shopping Service: Stocking your grocery choices is available at additional charge. 24 to 48 hour advanced notice required....morecollapse
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Blue Sky Ranch Means Blue Sky with Magnificent Views
Blue Sky Ranch Means Blue Sky with Magnificent Views
Our family and In-laws spent the week between Xmas and New Years at the Blue Sky Ranch. I wanted some time to get away from all the holiday hustle and bustle. Blue Sky Ranch delivered! The drive up from the canyon to the top of the mountain is challenging but was plowed and maintained during our entire stay. Once arriving at the house, one appreciates the drive even more. The view is magnificent and extremely remote. Ed, the care taker, was there to meet us upon arrival, showed use around and was there to maintain the “green monster” exterior wood burner that heated the log house. Though, Blue Sky Ranch maybe remote in location, the log house has all the amenities that a resort hotel has to offer. The décor and furniture are not overwhelming but very rustic, charming, and fit the log house well. The log house is very spacious with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and many large windows to take in the views. The Master bedroom is spacious with vaulted ceiling which includes a two person Jacuzzi. There is also a large outdoor Jacuzzi too. Though remote, there enough outdoor activities close by or even on the property to enjoy. I got my wife and daughter to snowshoe for the first time on the trail that Ed had maintained. All, also, enjoyed watching the different kind of birds at the porch bird feeder. We travelled to Nederland, which is only about an 8 miles drive from Blue Sky Ranch, to eat at several nice restaurants and buy some local groceries. Eldorado ski resort is not much further away. To summarize, Blue Sky Ranch has awesome views, nice log house, good place to chill out and enjoy some wine, and leave the world behind for a few days. If it is this good in the winter – summer can only be better here.
- Guest Pittsburgh Dad
- Date of stay 12/27/11
- Review Submitted 01/23/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Blue Sky Ranch delivers
Blue Sky Ranch delivers
For those who are looking for a beautiful mountain getaway, Blue Sky Ranch is the place to stay. From the crisp, clean mountain air to the stunning views and the peaceful atmosphere, you just couldn’t ask for more. The accommodations are outstanding, clean, well-maintained and very comfortable with all the extra amenities. The owners and caretakers are very friendly, knowledgeable about the area and truly care about their guests. There are numerous trails and climbing rocks with beautiful vistas of the Rocky Mountains and wildlife viewing opportunities on the 120 acres of pristine land. The location is also convenient to shopping and many of Colorado’s most popular attractions. We would highly recommend vacationing at Blue Sky Ranch, you won’t regret it. We liked it so much that we plan on visiting there again and are even considering moving to the area when we retire!
- Guest KMJ
- Date of stay 07/17/11
- Review Submitted 09/24/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Depending on season $850-1000 per night - $5000-6000 per week - $15K per month Base nightly rate is for up to 8 guests - $50 per person/per night thereafter Out Clean Fee(s): $180/minimum 3 night stay - $280/weekly stay - $500/monthly stay For 'minimum stays' that have more than 8 guests, outclean fee is $280. Pet fee is $250. 1 acre 6 foot fenced area for your pet behind lodge. Holiday dates and dates that surround holidays are at premium rates. Events on property may include an additional charge or deposit. Squirrel's nest campsite is not included in rent for RVs & extra guests.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Denver International Airport at 54 Miles
- Nearest Train: Georgetown Loop to Silver Plume at 50 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 72 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: The Last Shot at 6 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Eldora Ski Resort at 14 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Evergreen Golf Course at 34 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sundance Cafe at 6 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We LOVE dogs and love to travel. This month we are sponsoring DMK Re-homing. ........If you'd like to make sure that rescue dogs are not unnecessarily put to death and are placed with loving families, please sponsor a kennel at this worthwhile center! Halley, one of our family doggies, was a rescue and is pictured in our profile. Call to sponsor at (303) 593-1340
Why the Owner Chose Black Hawk:
Owning a mountain ranch was one of our dreams. Our top criteria for choosing this place was 1) Views 2) lots of acres 3) within an hour of the airport 4) privacy 5) centrally located-meaning you have all the fruits of what Colorado has to offer all within an hour of the property.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
PRIVACY! You certainly have a king of the mountain mentality when you drive into the property. Mother nature sure puts on a show here, from the wildlife, to the trees, sunsets, weather, it's all amazing!
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Late Fall- A Spectacular Mountain View out one of the kitchen windows.
Summer- Side yard looking at Master Bedroom wing and outdoor hot tub.
Summer - Enjoy lunch or dinner & the views on the back deck. Seats 6.
Indoor Hot Tub- Lower level of two story Master Bedroom.
Master- Looking out the windows in the master in the winter time.
Late Spring-Trails at Blue Sky Ranch are marked for your convenience.
Fall -Another trail on Blue Sky Ranch when the Aspens turn yellow & orange.
Summer- One of 3 fire pits on the Ranch. This one is closest to the home.
Early Fall- ATVing on Blue Sky Ranch's trails.
Summer- View at Dead Tree Ridge, one of the hiking spot lookouts on Ranch.
Summer-Sun Deck, Hammock and outdoor hot tub.
Campsite- available for certain guest parties. Hook ups, decks & Fire pit.
Summer- Overlooking the vast Timber Ranch Property and a portion of the home.
Winter- Looking off side deck towards the Continental Divide.
Summer -Picnic table on the flagstone patio seats 12 looking over the forest.
Master- Wine Barrel Stave Bed w/ Tempurpedic Mattress & luxurious linens.
Portion of kitchen- Lots of views out the windows & miles of counter space!
Inside Dining- seats six with inspiring views out every window.
Guest Bedroom One- Queen Size Bed with walk in closet & flat screen TV.
Guest Bedroom 2- Queen size bed with amazing forest views, bottom floor.
Guest Bedroom 3- Queen size bed, wonderful views & a Flat Screen TV.
Guest Bedroom 4- Bunk room, sleeping loft for kids or small adults. Sleeps 3.
Portion of Theater & Wet Bar
Nature Lover's dream. Overview of property and trail system on the Ranch.
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